You really can’t make stuff like this up:
Climate change fiction melts away just when it’s needed
It’s the most urgent problem of our era, but novelists appear singularly reluctant to address it
The whole piece from the Guardian here.
TEMPERATURES were warmer in the northern hemisphere 1000 and 2000 years ago, well before the industrial revolution when the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 40 per cent lower than it is today.
The authors of a report, published in Global and Planetary Change, said findings that the northern hemisphere was warmer during both the Roman period, 2000 years ago, and medieval warming, 1000 years ago, highlighted uncertainties in making climate predictions.
Tuesday night’s presidential debate surprisingly united global warming alarmists with global warming skeptics. Who would have thought silence on the topic could be so unifying?
As Mitt Romney and Barack Obama laced up their rhetorical boxing gloves to square off on everything from taxes to Benghazi to energy policy, prominent global warming alarmist Brad Johnson tweeted, “When Obama talks about energy without mentioning climate, he ignores the fundamental basis of his energy policy.” Brad Johnson and I don’t agree on many things, but we certainly agree that Johnson’s tweet hit the issue squarely on the head.
[h/t to Kevin] Astronomers are saying that Earth's climate modellers have accurately predicted Mars' climate, therefore the models must be accurate for Earth. Anyone else see what's wrong with this picture? Chime in your thoughts after the jump. From MSNBC via Reuters, natch:
Astronomers say computer models have accurately forecast conditions on Mars and are valid predictors of climate change on Earth.
These computer programs predicted Martian glaciers and other features on Earth's planetary neighbor, a U.S.-French team of scientists found.
As the administration fast-tracks solar projects on public lands, it has locked up more than half of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, preferring to continue outsourcing energy jobs and dollars.
The price of gasoline, which was $1.84 a gallon the day President Obama took office, has more than doubled since, willfully aided and abetted by an administration that claims we can't drill our way to energy independence as we ignore vast reserves of North American energy that dwarf OPEC's and we sit on 100 years' supply of petroleum.
Few Americans have heard of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPRA), and those who have might get it confused with the Strategic Petroleum Reserve or even the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to the east. The NPRA, 23 million acres of North Slope wilderness, was established in 1923 by President Harding to ensure a reserve of oil for the U.S. Navy.